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Yogaleena School Pods

“Yoga, beyond its physical postures, is a methodology for humans to cultivate and manifest their fullest potential. A systematic approach to life management, yoga can be the primary tool to unlock a person’s maximum creativity, innovation, leadership potential, and balanced health.”

—Vish Chatterji


A NEW WAY TO PRACTICE

In my experience practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, these are the three elements that can radically elevate your experience on the mat and transform your life off the mat.

With this in mind, the concept of yoga pods was born!!

In 2021, students interested in deepening their practice and integrating the teachings of yoga into their lives will have access to small-group pods that meet weekly – same day/time, same teacher, same community!

These pods, limited to 8 participants, will offer students the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills and concepts – ranging from anatomy to subtle body energetics to mastering inversions – and an intimate environment to really connect with and support each other.

Basically, our pods will be mini-workshops designed to expand your knowledge and refine your practice!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Although the style of yoga practiced in each pod might differ, all pods are structured to include the following:

  • Thoughtfully sequenced asana practice
  • Dedicated time to dive deeper into a specific pose, transition, or technique, and ask questions
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Next-level savasana (blanket, eye pillow, aromatherapy – the works!)

Students enrolled in any Yogaleena School pod will also have access to the following:

  • Unlimited virtual and in-studio classes to practice what they’ve learned
  • A monthly outdoor yoga class practiced in community with students from all pods
  • Monthly workshops and exclusive events to take our practice and build community off the mat!

Oh, and one more thing: In-studio pod students will each get their own cubby with 2 blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a few extra little surprises. So all you have to bring to class is yourself and your mat, the rest will be waiting for you at the studio.

Monthly Workshops and Exclusive Events!

The purely intellectual understanding of yoga is of little value – it must be practiced, experienced, and enjoyed! Yoga invites us to truly savor our time here on Earth, to engage our senses, let our curiosity speak louder than our fear, imagine, create, and connect with one another.

Our monthly events – ranging from “yoga dance party” happy hours to “picnics and philosophy” at the Houston Arboretum, to “craft your own dreamcatcher” workshops – are a super fun and laid back way to get inspired, try new things, and build community with your fellow pod-mates!


I’ve been a student at Yogaleena for almost 4 years, and the studio feels like a second home to me. I feel so welcome in the community I’ve found here. As I became a more seasoned yogi, I started looking for an opportunity to grow further in my practice, in a deeper and more technical way. I wasn’t ready to commit to a teaching program, but the Yogaleena pods were a perfect fit for my needs. The 90 minute class allows time for discussion and fellowship, as well as a more intense and interactive practice. I’ve already learned new techniques I can apply to my regular practice, and I look forward to continuing with Kelsey’s Vinyasa Flow Pod! – Sammi

THE PODS

Below are amazing Pods we’ll be kicking off in the new year with our incredibly talented team of teachers:

Vinyasa Flow Pod

Day/Time: Mondays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Instructor: Kelsey Brochu

Description: Our Vinyasa Flow pods are designed for students interested in taking their vinyasa flow practice to the next level! With a focus on proper form and alignment, our weekly sessions will give students the opportunity to build the strength, flexibility, and body awareness necessary to safely try deeper backbends, arm balances, and inversions. Each 90 minute session will incorporate a full flow practice, dedicated time to “workshop” a new pose, transition, or skill, guided pranayama (breath work) and a deeply relaxing savasana/meditation.

This Pod is best suited to students who are familiar with the foundations of Vinyasa Flow. All props will be provided. Please bring your mat, curiosity, playfulness, and sense of humor!

Vinyasa Flow Pod

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Instructor: Bailey Robertson

Description: Our Vinyasa Flow pods are designed for students interested in taking their vinyasa flow practice to the next level! With a focus on proper form and alignment, our weekly sessions will give students the opportunity to build the strength, flexibility, and body awareness necessary to safely try deeper backbends, arm balances, and inversions. Each 90 minute session will incorporate a full flow practice, dedicated time to “workshop” a new pose, transition, or skill, guided pranayama (breath work) and a deeply relaxing savasana/meditation.

This Pod is best suited to students who are familiar with the foundations of Vinyasa Flow. All props will be provided. Please bring your mat, curiosity, playfulness, and sense of humor!

VIRTUAL Moonlit Yin Yoga Pod (NEW – Starting May 2021)

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 9pm

Instructor: Loretta Caddigan

Description: This is a weekly opportunity for you to truly unwind and invest in your inner self-care. Instead of binge watching Netflix to numb out after a long day, join Loretta for a 90 min slow stretchy and restorative yin practice, accompanied by ample opportunity for reflection. We will incorporate teachings from astrology, yoga philosophy, and TCM and integrate them into our physical and meditative practice each week.

This is the evening routine you don’t want to miss – save your spot asap!

Vinyasa Basics Pod

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Instructor: Alyssa Preston

Description: Our Vinyasa Basics pod is perfect for students who are newer to this style of yoga. Each week, students will be introduced to a new pose or transition and learn safe and proper techniques to experience it, modify it, or intensify it. With a focus on alignment, stability, and integrating breath with movement, this class will provide students a strong foundation from which to grow their practice.

Each 90 minute session will incorporate a theme for discussion, a slower-paced flow practice, dedicated time to “workshop” a new pose, transition, or skill, guided pranayama (breath work) and a deeply relaxing savasana/meditation.

All props will be provided. Please bring your mat, curiosity, playfulness, and sense of humor!

 

Vinyasa Flow Pod (NEW – Starting May 2021)

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Instructor: Bailey Robertson

Description:Our Vinyasa Flow pods are designed for students interested in taking their vinyasa flow practice to the next level! With a focus on proper form and alignment, our weekly sessions will give students the opportunity to build the strength, flexibility, and body awareness necessary to safely try deeper backbends, arm balances, and inversions. Each 90 minute session will incorporate a full flow practice, dedicated time to “workshop” a new pose, transition, or skill, guided pranayama (breath work) and a deeply relaxing savasana/meditation.

This Pod is best suited to students who are familiar with the foundations of Vinyasa Flow. All props will be provided. Please bring your mat, curiosity, playfulness, and sense of humor!

 

VIRTUAL Slow Flow Yoga Pod

Day/Time: Thursdays 9:00am – 10:30am

Instructor: Tatiana Sharp

Description: The Virtual Slow Flow pod is great for students interested in exploring vinyasa at a slower pace. Classes will be challenging and accessible, with a focus on moving slowly and mindfully, giving students the opportunity to build strength, flexibility, and body awareness. We will explore alignment, ways of moving, muscle activation, and prop utilization.

Each 90 minute session will incorporate a slow flow practice, dedicated time to “workshop” a new pose, transition, or skill, guided pranayama (breath work) and a deeply relaxing savasana/meditation.

This Pod is best suited to students who are familiar with the foundations of Vinyasa Flow. Students must have a web cam to attend, and the following props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket, 1 strap. We also recommend a yoga bolster and eye pillow.

 

VIRTUAL Hatha Yoga Pod

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 9:00am – 10:30am

Instructor: Lauren Wood

Description: Hatha yoga is a challenging, yet slower-paced practice with little or no “flow” between poses. Our focus in this pod will be on balance, strength, posture, and flexibility, and our discussions will be centered around anatomy, vitality, and longevity. Using a variety of props, we’ll work to restore the natural alignment of the physical body and reinvigorate the sublet body.

No prior experience necessary. Please have 2 yoga blocks, a yoga sutra, and a yoga blanket available.

VIRTUAL Yogi Mama Pod

Day/Time: Fridays, 10:30am – 11:30am

Instructor: Carolina Vennie

Description: This is a “yoga class meets moms group meets book club” program designed for mamas with kiddos of any age. Our Yogi Mama Pod meets weekly for 60 min of yoga, meditation, and connection. The focus of our discussions, which are based on yoga philosophy, will be on nurturing YOU so that you can show up fully and joyfully for your family, and in leading from a  grounded and empowered heart-space, becoming the adult you want your children to grow up to be.

VIRTUAL Yoga for Seniors Pod (NEW – Starting May 2021)

Day/Time: Fridays 10am-11am

Instructor: Jennifer Arenkiel

Description: This Pod is specifically designed for our Senior students looking to increase mobility, flexibility, strength, and balance. Each 90 min weekly session will include a full-body yoga practice, dedicated time to dive deeper into a specific area of the body, and guided breath/meditation. Students will also receive a weekly email with key points and a short video to continue practicing what was learned in class.

Since connection and community is such an important element of our overall well-being, enrollment in this pod includes a monthly Yoga for Seniors in-person class in the park (Houston Arboretum, Hermann Park, or Memorial Park.)

 

PRICING

  • Enrollment in any of our pods is $160/mo (special discount for our Senior Pod)
    • This includes a full membership to our virtual and in-studio schedule, as well as monthly outdoor classes and exclusive events/workshops.
  • Enrollment in 2 pods/month is $199/mo.

We’re really excited about this new concept and can’t wait to practice with you! Contact us through the form below for a Very Special Intro Offer through the end of the month!

Questions? Ready to Get Started?

I am so excited about the evolution of our studio to a space for deeper learning, more intimate connection, and meaningful transformation!

Ready to join us? Please fill out the form below so we can answer any questions you may have… or if you’re ready, sign yourself up!

 

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